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February 23, 2014

Brittany Madrid Interviews Celebrity Stylist Carolina Tolentino from the TNT Hit Show Dallas

Meet our new celebrity fashion blogger!

Meet our new celebrity fashion blogger! She is our current HH Covergirl! Welcome Brittany Madrid to the team!

Hi all you Healthy Housewives, Brittany here!  In addition to being this month’s featured Healthy Housewife, I’m going to be contributing my two cents on fashion right here on the blog!  I’ll be taking a look at our favorite trends from the runways, television, and celebrity style then giving you tips and tricks to make them work for you! My advice will always be real and the guaranteed inside scoop!

To kick off my fashion contribution, I was so excited to be able to sit down with the lovely and talented Carolina Tolentino!  Carolina is a professional stylist and has worked with several celebrities (more inside scoop on that later!).  She currently is a stylist on the hit TV shows DALLAS and Revolution.

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Naturally, being from Dallas I was especially interested to hear about the styles featured on the hit show on TNT.

B: Who is your favorite character on the show to dress?

C: Josh Henderson’s character is the most fun because I like his style the best!  It’s a challenge to make him look masculine and refined at the same time.  Men are actually harder to style than women.

Josh Henderson on TNT's hit show Dallas

Josh Henderson on TNT’s hit show Dallas

B: Which female character’s style do you like the best?

C: Jordana Brewster’s character has great style; her wardrobe is stuff I would actually wear.

Jordana Brewster

Jordana Brewster

B: How would you describe her look?

C: Dallas casual, she’s relaxed but always put together with jewelry and accessories.  Dallas women never look undone, and a little effort goes a long way in brightening your attitude!

B: What’s been your best fashion find?

C: I found this amazing Issa dress while vintage shopping.  It was only $5 and in a size that was much bigger than I wear.  I bought it and had it altered to fit me perfectly.  The alterations cost $30, but now I have a designer dress that looks custom made to fit me!

Her $5 Issa dress

Her $5 Issa dress

Carolina in her Issa Dress

Carolina in her Issa Dress

B: How is working on Revolution different than working on the Dallas set?

C: They are polar opposites!!!  When I’m working on revolution I’m putting mud and oil on the actors, ripping their clothes, making fake wounds…on Dallas I’m making everyone look perfectly put together.


B: Of all the celebrities you’ve worked with, who is your favorite?

C: Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) is one of the nicest people I have ever met!  He was so kind to the crewmembers and when he talks to you, he makes you feel like you’re the only person in the room!

Dwayne Johnson makes you feel like number one when talking to him!

Dwayne Johnson makes you feel like number one when he talks to you. That is why we love The ROCK!

Carolina’s Top Tips for Healthy Housewives

– Play up your assets (and never be afraid to WORK IT!)

– Work out your arms (you’ll thank yourself when getting dressed)

– Show off the part of your body you feel most proud of.  If it’s your legs, sport a sparkly mini skirt!  If the arms have it, then go with a one-shoulder style.

– ALWAYS at least wear one piece of jewelry to feel put together

– Jeans are the hardest to buy for EVERYONE, it doesn’t matter how famous or how perfect your figure is.  Carolina recommends buying one high quality pair of jeans vs. several less expensive pairs that don’t fit as nicely.

-Find a tailor who will take the time to work on altering a garment the way you want it.

– Pay attention to cut, once you find a top that’s flattering buy it in 2 more colors!  It will make your life easier and you’ll always feel confident in your default look!

– Cache’ is a great store for women 40+ because their clothes are cut to fit women, not teenagers!  They make their jeans a little higher, lending a flattering “tummy tuck” effect.

– Buy tops that have a longer fit, this will have the visual effect of lengthening and elongating your torso.

– Take care of your hair!!!  She recommends taking Biotin for hair, skin, and nails.

– Always have your nails done…even if it makes you late!!!

– Drink a lot of water

– Pay attention to posture.  Standing up straight really does affect the way others perceive you; and how you look and feel in your clothes.

I hope these tips and tricks were helpful!  We all know that beauty is from the inside out.   It starts with you feeling great and taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually.  Then once you have a healthy canvas, it’s fun to use all kinds of colors!  Always remember to have fun with fashion and never take it too seriously!


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In honor of my new role as a contributor, the Healthy Housewives have been generous enough to let me give away one Healthy Housewives bling tank! (Ahh talk about the perfect marriage between fitness and fashion!!!) and a FREE class at Barre Bee Fit in the design district (where I instruct!) to all the Healthy Housewives readers.  The promo code for the Barre Bee Fit class is HH and will be valid until the end of March. For information on location and classes go to:

Want a free HH bling tank?

Want a free HH bling tank?